Today, we face the prospect of the destruction of life as we know it due to climate change. Scientists are telling us with more and more urgency that we must act quickly to stop the extraction of fossil fuels and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But the world's largest polluters have prevented progress on bold climate action for far too long.
We're calling on world leaders to kick big polluters out of policymaking, and we'll deliver these petitions at pivotal climate treaty talks in Paris, France, in December. Add your name, and any comment you have, by clicking here.
The fossil fuel industry continues to delay, weaken, and block climate policy at every level. From the World Coal Association hosting a summit on "clean coal" at climate talks in Warsaw, to Shell aggressively lobbying in the European Union for weak renewable energy goals while promoting gas, these big polluters are peddling false solutions to protect their profits while driving the climate crisis closer to the brink.
Enough is enough. The only way we'll get an international agreement to reduce emissions is to end the corporate interference that has derailed and watered down climate talks time and again. Click here to help.
We can do this. A global coalition removed Big Tobacco from international public health policymaking a decade ago, and it saved lives.1
Sign the petition to kick big polluters out of climate policymaking. The more names we can deliver to decision-makers in Paris, the stronger our voices will be.
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1. Al Jazeera: What climate activists can learn from the fight against Big Tobacco